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Research Article

New Behavioural Big Data Methods for Predicting Housing Price

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.13-7-2018.158418,
        author={Jiaying  Kou and Yashar Gedik},
        title={New Behavioural Big Data Methods for Predicting Housing Price},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Scalable Information Systems},
        keywords={information systems},
  • Jiaying Kou
    Yashar Gedik
    Year: 2019
    New Behavioural Big Data Methods for Predicting Housing Price
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.13-7-2018.158418
Jiaying Kou1,*, Yashar Gedik1
  • 1: Institute for Sustainable Industries & Liveable Cities, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
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Housing market price prediction is a big challenge. The 2008 global recession strongly showed that even the most sophisticated traditional economic models failed to foresee the crisis. New developments of behavioural economic theory indicate that the information from micro-level’s decision making will bring new solution to the age-old problem of economic forecasting. Additionally, the information revolution and big data methods have provided a new lens to study economic problems apart from traditional methodologies. This research provides the theoretical link between irrationality and big data methods. Empirically, big data methods will be used in forecasting the housing market cycle in Australia. Specifically, Google trends is included as a new variable in a time series auto-regression model to forecast housing market cycles.